Activities around town for Aug. 13
Celebrate local lit. Zig Zag Lit Mag will hold a dual release party for Issue.8 and Issue.9 outdoors at Kèsin Gardens, 932 Forrest Road, West Bridport, on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 2-4 p.m. Activities include a reading, and both issues will be for sale for $5 per issue.
Event organizers ask that people bring their own blankets or chairs and are prepared to remain 6-10 feet apart. Attendees are also required to bring their own personal protective equipment (sanitizer, mask, etc.). Road parking is available but please don’t block intersections or driveways. There will be no public bathroom, but there will be a hand washing station.
Get a dose of Broadway. This weekend the Vergennes Opera House will host Broadway pros Bill Carmichael (aka Bill Walsh) and Elisa Van Duyne with Tim Barden, Caitlin Walsh and Jonny Barden for a cabaret. Accompanying them on piano is Broadway Direct show veteran Scott Nicholas. They will be singing (and dancing) to songs from both classic Broadway shows like “The Fantastiks” and “Annie Get Your Gun,” to more contemporary shows like “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” to name a few. Safety is priority number one.
Though the state allows for 50% capacity for this show (150 seats of 300), VOH opted for extra safety by limiting tickets to just 50 per show. Additional safety measures: mandatory face coverings, reserved seating (tables and chairs spaced at lest six feet apart), hand sanitizers throughout the space, temperature checks at the door and heightened sanitizing procedures.
The shows are Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 & 15, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 16, at 3 p.m. Tickets available at vergennesoperahouse.org.
Don’t forget the BBQ. The Ferrisburgh Fire Department will offer its Chicken BBQ Dinner complete with Jerry’s Famous Sauce (the recipe being a carefully guarded secret) at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, and will close only after all the chicken is devoured. The food service will be by drive through only — the meal will be brought to your car while you wait.
Drive on in, enjoy the scrumptious eats and support the critical services of Ferrisburgh Volunteer Fire Department.
Fish with a warden. Don’t miss your chance to learn from local experts and ask your fishing-related questions in person at Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s Fish With A Warden session. Register and then bring your own canoe to the Richville Dam in Shoreham at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. Fish with a Warden sessions will give you the opportunity to go fishing with Fish & Wildlife Department personnel and have your questions answered.
These informal Q&A sessions will begin at water’s edge with an overview on the ecology of the lake and its fishing regulations as well as the species of fish present and how to find them. Participants will be able to ask questions and then spread out to go fishing. Each session will last an hour or more. Participants need to bring their own fishing equipment, face masks, and fishing licenses (for those over 14). Pre-Registration is required (limited to 25 people per session).
To register, head online to vtfishandwildlife.com/fish-with-a-warden.
The session will follow all state-recommended COVID-19 precautions.
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